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Feb 28, 2020

February 28, 2020 Elder Update

Harvest family, A passage that we as an elder board are trying to apply daily is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your hearts, leaning not in your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make straight your paths.” We have seven things that we would like to […]

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Feb 13, 2020

February 13, 2020 Finance Committee Update: 2020 Budget

We trust in the Lord that your new year has begun reliant on him and in growing surrender. We wanted to share that the 2020 budget has been completed, reviewed and approved. The Accounting team worked directly with all church department staff to build the budget from the bottom up which included a department by […]

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Nov 21, 2019

November 21, 2019 Elder Update

On November 21, 2019, the Elders shared an update with the church family about the financial review initiated earlier this year. You can see the financial report here. To view the Elder Update, watch below. 

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Nov 3, 2019

November 3, 2019 Elder Update

Dear Harvest Bible Chapel Family, We come before you today with very heavy hearts, saddened by the necessity of this statement regarding Dr. James MacDonald. The content of this statement is going to be very difficult to hear. We want to start by being clear that Harvest Bible Chapel is very thankful for the 30 […]

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Nov 1, 2019

October 31, 2019 Finance Committee Video Update

 From the Finance Committee: Last month we explained the updated dashboard that you will continue to see each month. You can now view this month’s dashboard at this link. We want you to know any question that is asked of us will be researched before we give an answer. Depending on the question, some may take […]

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Sep 27, 2019

September 27, 2019 Finance Committee Video Update

 As announced last month, the Finance Committee will be providing monthly financial dashboards to our church for the prior month. See the August dashboard here. Also, beginning this weekend, the method used to report weekly giving has been updated for greater clarity. These weekly giving updates can be found on the back of your sermon […]

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Sep 15, 2019

September 15, 2019 Elder Video Update

Harvest Family, This was a big weekend in the life of our church as we press into all the Lord has for us this year. In case you were unable to be there or if you’d like to watch it again, here is the video from this past weekend regarding the future vision of our […]

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Aug 2, 2019

August 2, 2019 Elder Update

Ongoing Investigation Last fall (October 23, 2018, all-church email), it was reported that evidence of financial misconduct had been discovered in relation to our former CIO. An attorney and forensic accountant were secured to conduct an internal investigation, and a preliminary report was filed with the Elgin Police Department. Currently, the Elgin Police continue their ongoing […]

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Jul 17, 2019

July 17, 2019 Elder Update

Church Family, Harvest has formed the new finance committee which met for the first time last week. The committee will be meeting on a regular basis and is responsible for providing oversight, reviewing budgets, preparing reports for the congregation, and making recommendations regarding fiscal policy and financial practices for our church. We believe that the […]

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May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019 Elder Update

Dear Harvest Family, As the Elders of Harvest Bible Chapel, we are entrusted with overseeing the doctrine, discipline, and direction of the church. This week, we made an important decision regarding the direction and future of the Niles Campus. We have unanimously decided to begin the process of transitioning our Niles Campus to become a […]

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May 18, 2019

May 18, 2019 Elder Update

Dear Harvest Family, On May 16, 2019, we received a letter informing us that James MacDonald is pursuing arbitration with Harvest Bible Chapel through the Institute for Christian Conciliation. Arbitration is a method used to resolve disputes outside of the courts.  Essentially, it allows a group of arbitrators to listen to arguments presented by both […]

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May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019 Elder Update

Dear Harvest Family, A recent development has occurred that we, the Elder Board and the Church Leadership Team, wish to bring to your attention, our church family.  On April 12, a separation agreement between James MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel was signed. However, the agreement was contingent on our mortgage lender’s approval. Today, we were encouraged […]

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May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019 Elder Update

As of April 30, 2019, with the two weeks of congregational feedback being completed, we have been installed as the new board for Harvest Bible Chapel. Also, effective tonight, all the current elders have officially resigned from the board.  We have each been prayerfully seeking the Lord throughout this process.  We are honored to serve Jesus […]

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